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Wikipedia Syllabus & Announcement
Wikipedia Exam & Term Paper
  • Midterm exam (term paper): Due Dec. 15thPDF icon
  • Final exam (11:50-23:50 Dec. 12): Question PDF icon Sample 1 PDF icon Sample 2 PDF icon Sample 3 PDF icon Sample 4 PDF icon

Wikipedia 1. Introduction (10/05)
  • Required:
    1. DiMaggio, P., E. Hargittai, W.R. Neuman, and J.P. Robinson. 2001. Social Implications of the Internet. Annual Review of Sociology 27(1): 307-336.
    2. DiMaggio, Paul, Eszter Hargittai, Coral Celeste, and Steven Shafer. 2004. Digital Inequality: From Unequal Access to Differentiated Use. In Social Inequality, ed. Kathryn M. Neckerman, 355-400. New York: Russell Sage Foundation PDF icon (Working Paper)
  • Supplementary:
    1. Digital divide & digital inequality (22min) VLC icon
    2. Class note PDF icon

Wikipedia 2. Information ownership (10/12)
  • Required:
    1. Aspray (2004) Chapter 7 (Intellectual property, pp. 201-230) PDF icon
    2. May (2007) Chapter 1 (Introduction: Setting the scene, pp. 1-33) and 4 (Digital rights management: two cases for consideration, pp. 95-125) PDF icon
    3. Psy's Kangnam Style VLC icon
    4. Copyrights, Trademarks, Patents & Trade Secrets (8min) VLC icon
    5. History of DRM & Copy Protection in Computer Games (17min) VLC icon
    6. Is digital rights management a solution or a problem? (4min) VLC icon
  • Supplementary:
    1. Chang (2007) Chapter 6 (Windows 98 in 1997, pp. 109-133) PDF icon To be presented by Abdul
    2. Class note PDF icon

Wikipedia 3. Universal Service & Access (10/19)
  • Required:
    1. Nuechterlein and Weiser (2007) Chapter 10 (Universal service in the age of competition, pp. 333-355) PDF icon
    2. Prasad, Rohit. 2013. Universal Service Obligation in the Age of Broadband. Information Society 29 (4): 227-233.
    3. FCC, Knight Foundation Discuss Universal Broadband Access (3 min) VLC icon
    4. Free Press testifies before Congress on universal broadband access (5 min) VLC icon
  • Supplementary:
    1. Kuk (2003) "The digital divide and the quality of electronic service delivery in local government in the United Kingdom" To be presented by Soe
    2. Class note PDF icon

Wikipedia 4. Use of Social Media (10/26)
  • Required:
    1. Hindman (2009) Chapter 6 (Blogs: The new elite media, pp. 102-128) PDF icon
    2. Reddick, Christopher G. and Donald F. Norris. 2013. Social Media Adoption at the American Grass Roots: Web 2.0 or 1.5? Government Information Quarterly 30(4): 498-507.
    3. Social Media (Wiki) | Classification of social media
    4. Class note PDF icon
  • Supplementary:
    1. Kaplan, Andreas, and Michael Haenlein. 2010. Users of the world, unite! The challenges and opportunities of social media. Business Horizons 53: 59-68. To be presented by Ari
    2. Lei and Tuo (2014) to be presented by Raafli
  • Resources:
    • Introduction to Blogging (68 min) VLC icon
    • What Is Social Media?(7 min) VLC icon
    • How Social networks have changed the world!(12 min) VLC icon
    • Short Messages, Big Impact (57 min) VLC icon
    • How social media is affecting teens(7 min) VLC icon
    • The Anti-Social Network (16 min) VLC icon

Wikipedia 5. Freedom of Information & Privacy (11/02)
  • Required:
    1. Narayanan & Shmatikov. 2012. Privacy and Security: Myths and Fallacies of "Personally Identifiable Information. Communicaiton of the ACM 53(6): 24-26 PDF icon
    2. Solove (2011) Chapter 1-5 (pp. 1-52) PDF icon
  • Supplementary:
    1. Conger, Pratt, Loch (2013) To be present by Carl

Wikipedia 6. Freedom of Speech & Censorship 1 (11/09)
  • Required:
    1. Levmore and Nussbaum (2010) Chapter 1 (Speech, privacy, and reputation on the Internet, pp. 15-30) PDF icon.
    2. Solove (2007) Chapter 1 (Introduction: When poop goes primetime, pp. 1-13) and 6 (Free speech, anonymity, and accountability, pp. 125-160).
    3. Class note (cost benefit analysis) PDF icon
  • Supplementary:
    1. Levmore and Nussbaum (2010) chapter 3 to be presented by Jismin
    2. Sopinka (1997) "Freedom of Speech and Privacy in the Information Age"to be presented by Epeli

Wikipedia 7. Freedom of Speech & Censorship 2 (11/16)
  • Required:
    1. Levmore and Nussbaum (2010) Chapter 9 (Cleaning cyber-cesspools, pp. 155-173).
    2. Solove (2011) Chapter 18 (Video surveillance and the no-privacy-in-public argument, pp. 174-181).
  • Supplementary:
    1. Morozov (2011) Introduction (pp. ix-xvii) and Chapter 9 (Internet freedom and their consequences, pp. 245-274) PDF iconTo be presented by Edmund
    2. Deibert, Ronald, and Rafal Rohozinski. 2008. Good for liberty, bad for security? Global civil society and the securitization of the Internet. In Access denied: The practice and policy of global Internet filtering, eds. Ronald Deibert, John Palfrey, Rafal Rohozinski, and Jonathan Zittrain, 123-149. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. To be presented by Prisca

Wikipedia 8. Civic Engagement (11/23)
  • Required:
    1. Bimber and Davis (2003) Chapter 1 (The question, pp. 3-11).
    2. Putnam (2000) Chapter 9 (Against the tide? pp. 148-180).
    3. Stromer-Galley, Jennifer. 2000. On-Line Interaction and Why Candidates Avoid It. Journal of Communication 50(4): 111-132 PDF icon
    4. Class note (civic engagement) PDF icon
  • Supplementary:
    1. Bekkers, Victor, and Vincent Homburg. 2007. The Myths of E-Government: Looking Beyond the Assumptions of a New and Better Government. Information Society 23(5): 373-382. By James
    2. Quintelier, Ellen, and Yannis Theocharis. 2013. Online Political Engagement, Facebook, and Personality Traits. Social Science Computer Review 31(3): 280-290.. By Tu
  • Final exam (week 11)